Wave!! Surfing Yappe!! (TV)

WAVE!! -Let's go surfing!!-

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Japanese: WAVE!!〜サーフィンやっぺ!!〜
English: WAVE!! -Let's go surfing!!-
German: Wave!! -Let´s go surfing!!-
Spanish: Wave!! -Let´s go surfing!!-
French: Wave!! -Let´s go surfing!!-
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2021 to Mar 30, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:00 (JST)
Producers: Delfi Sound
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Asahi Production
Source: Mixed media
Genre: SportsSports
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.841 (scored by 1420414,204 users)
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Ranked: #99922
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Popularity: #3066
Members: 48,316
Favorites: 200

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Energetic and cheerful, 14-year-old Masaki Hinaoka takes his pet corgi on morning runs along the beach bathed in the rising sun. Suddenly, Masaki's eyes sparkle in awe: a blond boy surfs, delicate and breathtaking, with a slight smile gracing his kind face. Before long, Masaki encounters him again as a new classmate named Shou Akitsuki.

Shou is a skilled surfer and has been immersed in the sport since childhood. Even though surfing is the hobby of choice for Masaki's best friend, easygoing half-Hawaiian Nalu Tanaka, Masaki has never shown interest in trying it himself. But his admiration for Shou's surfing style finally inspires him to try the waves for the first time—despite not knowing how to swim.

On the surfboard, Masaki shows surprising potential and talent for balance. He learns quickly and eventually enters a local competition, all with Shou and Tanaka by his side. However, behind Shou's gentle smile lurks a darker shadow, threatening to overwhelm his friends. Nonetheless, Masaki fearlessly steps into the fun world of surfing, stopping at nothing to be the very best.

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The series was originally screened in theatres as three movies in October 2020, before being broadcast on TV beginning in January 2021 with cuted to standard 30 minute timeslots.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ozaki, Takaharu
Yokota, Chikako
Sound Director
Oguro, Akira
Fudeyasu, Kazuyuki
Series Composition


Opening Theme

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"Shigeki Surfer Boy! (刺激サーファーボーイ!)" by Naminori Boys (波乗りボーイズ) [Masaki Hinaoka (Tomoaki Maeno), Shou Akitsuki (Jin Ogasawara), Nalu Tanaka (Yoshiki Nakajima), Kousuke Iwana (Takuya Satou), Yuuta Matsukaze (Yuusuke Shira

Ending Theme

"BFF~Best Friends Forever~" by Oaraitry (オオアライトライ) [Masaki Hinaoka (Tomoaki Maeno), Shou Akitsuki (Jin Ogasawara) Nalu Tanaka (Yoshiki Nakajima)]


Apr 12, 2021
In the COVID-19 era, when we have to stay home during lockdown, I found this anime very enjoyable :)) it even gives me hints to understand my life more.

Because of the mood and tone this anime gives, I can hear the sea, see the waves, and feel the joy of surfing along with the characters without leaving my house.

That's WHY I like this anime.

But If I have to rate it, I will go with...

Story: 6/10
The episodes still don't fit together neatly into a continuous story. The story is overly simplistic but I like it and the way it ends.
Sep 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
As a surfer i was really exicted about this anime. I never expected it to be amazing but this was still pretty disapointing. Overall story made it feel like the MC was a prodigy but then they focused on all the side characters and some of them were interesting but it was less about the actual surfing than I would have liked. The surfing itself looked very average and its pretty noticable that none of the writters have ever acctually surfed before with some of the dialouge.

Overall Im glad this anime at least exists and was kinda fun at some points but mostly just not ...
Nov 2, 2021
Will anyone really start surfing after watching this subtle anime?

It seems that if you let Takaharu Ozaki, a neophyte director of a genre that you have no interest in, create a subtle anime, not just this one.

This director pretends to be thinking about something, but in fact, it's obvious that he's the type of person who doesn't think about anything.

I'm sure he'll be ripping it up as an animation director from now on.
In a bad way, that's to be expected.


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